It has been a busy trial season and our trial team had another successful result in November. The trial was focused solely on the issue of whether structural damage was present or not, without anyone having even tested for sinkhole activity, the first of its kind as far as we can tell. The trial took place in Marion County, Ocala and was scheduled to last four days. The sides presented three days worth of evidence and were schedule to present closing arguments and receive the jury verdict on Thursday. The night before closings the two sides reached a settlement agreement that was extremely favorable for the homeowner, over three times what she demanded before trial to settle. Although there was never a verdict rendered this was certainly a tremendous result as evidenced by the homeowner shedding tears of happiness with the news.
December 9, 2016 by Morgan Barfield